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    February 28, 2013
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live in santa cruz, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> it's going to take some time, anne. from what we understand, the santa cruz county sheriff's office has been keeping the peace in the city in the meantime. >> reporter: yes. and in any event, the police chief here said, you know, nothing to worry about as far as the community goes. the only difference in who is patrolling the streets over the past 24 hours is the uniform that they are wearing. it really looks like all the local law enforcement agencies are stepping up to the plate to figure out what to do in a situation that really is unprecedented. this is the first time an officer has been shot here in santa cruz -- shot and killed, i should say. >> sounds like they're all coming together. all right, anne makovec live in santa cruz, thank you. the gunman's own father described his son as a teching time bomb. jeremy goulet's criminal background includes a case of being a peeping tom. he was arrested for that in portland, oregon in 2007. and in berkeley last august. neighbors there called police about fights between goulet and his twin brother. he was fired from his job at a
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coffee shop in santa cruz last saturday. and customers there said he made them feel uncomfortable. >> i just remember he was intense. something about him was like kind of -- you know. >> goulet was in the marine corps reserves from 1996 until 2002. he worked as a helicopter mechanic and military police. new this morning, the search is on in san leandro for a missing foster child. 11-year-old miles oliverez was dropped off at madison elementary school on monday and never made it back home to his foster parents. investigators suspect myles is with his birth mother, michelle. officers say she has been trying to reunite with her son since their separation. the lehigh southwest cement company is being sued by the families of three workers who were killed in a shoot shooting spree near cupertino. the gunman was a former employee who committed suicide the day after the 2011 rampage. the suit claims the company knew allman was unstable and
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could have done more to prevent that tragedy. a brentwood school fired its superintendent merrill grant in a 4-1 vote in a closed session. he was placed on paid administrative leave last week. a number of parents called for his removal after a special education teacher was allowed to keep her job despite her conviction for kicking a 5-year- old student. and livermore police have arrested three juveniles for making cyber threats against one of the victims of the so- called hummer mom, christine hubbs. the suspects are believed to be friends of hubbs' children. hubbs was convicted of sexual abuse of two 14-year-old boys more than two years ago. let's check the weather. i'm excited because the weekend is coming up. >> the weekend we are going to see some changes some cooler weather on the way. >> thanks, lawrence. >> sprinkles, too. let's enjoy the day. it will be good out there. a lot of sunshine coming our
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way. a few clouds moving overhead early on this morning. and that's actually able to keep the temperatures up a few degrees as we are going to see plenty of sunshine throughout the distance. the big lights debut is coming up. the temperatures staying mild. 40s and 50s at this hour. patchy fog out toward the coastline. and a few high clouds. flat ridge is keeping the storms north of the bay area. today nice, tomorrow warmer. warm highs usually in the low to mid-60s, today as much as 9 degrees above average of 71 in santa rosa and livermore, and about 65 degrees in san francisco. >> i'm excited. gets better each day. thank you, lawrence. outside right now, pretty quiet. we have one traffic accident we're watching but first i want
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to show you a busier commute westbound 580 through the dublin interchange and slow sensors through livermore. the drive time almost 20 minutes between the altamont pass and pleasanton. to our maps, this is that accident we're still watching. it's been there sense 4 a.m. northbound 17 by redwood estates close to the, coming into los gatos a right lane is blocked. tow crews are on scene, minor injuries. the rest of the south bay looks okay. and once again eastbound 580 at north greenville some closures, lane closures until 11:00. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. clean-up is expected to continue i had to after that massive water main break in san francisco yesterday. it's been a little over 24 hours since the pipe broke. the rupture damaged dozens of cars an homes in the neighborhood. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us from the inner parkside neighborhood with more. they have a lot of work to do. >> reporter: city workers will
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be out here in a few hours. there is the issue of the sinkhole which they were able to fill most of yesterday. but you can take a look there's still much more work to be done. 23 homes and 12 cars were damaged during the break. the water main break caused hundreds of thousands of gallons to flood the intersection of 15th and wawona. utility workers have not pinpointed a cause. but we are learning a sewage pipe was replaced in the same area two months ago. there is a possibility that some of that work might have impacted this work. that's why they removed the pipe and will have it analyzed. we'll know more in a few days what the cause was. >> reporter: no one was displaced. building inspectors did yellow tag six homes which means there was severe water damage. so again, the work will continue in just a few hours.
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back to you. if you suffered any property damage, call the city attorney's claim division for financial help. oakland mayor jean quan admits more needs to be done to prevent crime but remains positive about the city's future. crime was the main focus of her annual state of the city address last night. quan admitted it will be tough to meet the goal of increasing the police force from 611 officers to 800 in just five years. but she said there is progress citing plans to add a second police academy this year. >> the question is whether or not we'll have enough money to continue that in future years. but it is something that we have done for now. and we're really proud this next academy graduates in just weeks. >> the mayor said oakland gained about 5,000 jobs in the past year and expressed optimism about the growth of the uptown arts and entertainment district. and one of uptown oakland's most popular events will
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continue despite a fatal shooting this month. one person was killed and three others were injured during the monthly first friday event held on february 1. councilmember lynette mcle haney says it will be scaled down. the next first friday is tomorrow. there will be a weekend of festivities to mark the opening of the new bay bridge labor day weekend. the bay area toll authority approved a $5.6 million budgeted to pay for things like first aid stations, bathrooms and buses. events under consideration, a bridge walk and perhaps a concert, as well. officials are considering charging walkers $5 to help offset the costs. the live look at the eastern span of the new bay bridge where it's very dark. [ laughter ] >> we are going to keep you posted on planning for the bridge celebration as we count down to opening day. time now is 5:09. coming up a warriors player takes a shot at history in the big apple. >> plus, they are going for more than just a hole in one. >> it's my first time and this
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is really fun for me. >> the life lessons these students are learning out on the links. >> and it's his final day as the pope. live in vatican city for pope benedict xvi's historic abdication, coming up. 3q lysol believes no toilet is complete, until it's completely clean. lysol toilet bowl cleaner gives you maximum coverage from the rim down to the water line to kill 99.9% of germs. and removes stains better than clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach. so if you want to do the whole job, lysol's got you covered. lysol. mission for health. and for an incredibly clean and fresh bowl with every flush, try the no mess automatic toilet bowl cleaner.
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become "emeritus pope." ter vinita nair just a few hours from now, pope benedict xvi will officially become emeritus pope. vinita nair joins us live from the vatican with more on today's festivities. good morning. >> good morning, michelle. we have been here all week but there certainly is a different feel here in rome today. the pope had intended it for it to be a quiet somber day and so far things are moving right along on schedule. in about three hours he will take to his helicopter and go to his summer residence. basically where he will spend the remaining portion of his lyfe but earlier today as you mentioned he had a chance to meet with his college of cardinals. reporter: cardinals stood and clapped for pope benedict xvi as met with them at the vatican ahead of his historic resignation. the pontiff blessed them and promised to show unconditional reverence and obedience to the next pope. the 85-year-old called for the church to remain united and said he would continue to support cardinals in prayer.
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pope benedict gave an emotional farewell to 150,000 people in st. peter's square yesterday. >> it did mean a lot and to see the affectiontion of the people, the appreciation of the crowd and it was --it was touching. >> reporter: later today the pope will take a 10-minute helicopter ride to his summer retreat on the outskirts of rome. >> he will spend about a couple of months there until there's a new pope of course and until things are ready here. then when he comes back here, he will basically be spending it in a life of prior in a convent on the vatican grounds. >> reporter: most of the 115 cardinals who will elect pope benedict's successor are already here in rome and speculation is spreading fast about who will replace him. >> i think it's going to be from africa or latin america. >> what matters most is it is somebody who can guide the church into the future. >> reporter: pope benedict, who was elected in 2005 after the death of pope john paul ii,
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said he is leaving because he is growing too old and frail. cardinals hope to elect a pope in time for the holy week of easter which is now just a few weeks away. vinita nair, cbs news, the vatican. the pope said you should work as an orchestra in harmony. a lot of people think that making that reference was a direct reference to the infighting that's happened a lot of it reported within the catholic church. >> are any cardinals standing out as front-runners to succeed benedict? >> reporter: even though this is a sacred event there is a betting line going on right now. right now, people are saying that ghana is in the lead followed by italy but when you look at the numbers, there's 115 cardinals who will be voting. italy has 28 europe has 62 of those votes. but as we have learned in years past that's not an indication
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of how things happen. there's also talk about canada, the united states, as well as brazil. >> are there any likely dates for the conclave? >> reporter: the timeline is still very much up in the air. talking to clergy here in rome, the dates that we are consistently hearing is that the conclave which is the election process, could start on the 10th or the 11th and keep in mind during the process they simply go through rounds until one cardinal has the majority of votes. then a new pope could be in power by the 18th. that's the hope. >> vinita nair thank you live in vatican city. >> it's going to be an historic exciting couple weeks. >> elizabeth has traffic. >> how do you go from the pope to traffic? i can tell you that things are looking mighty fine so far on the roads. we have not seen too many problems a couple of different things out there but for the
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most part things are cleared to the right-hand shoulder. so it is 5:16 a.m. that might have something to do with it. so far traffic is moving along if you are heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights and no problems across the upper deck. they picked up overnight roadwork towards 880. road accident southbound 880 past this camera closer to marina boulevard. a hit-and-run. no lanes blocked, no delays. for a while we were seeing backups in the northbound lanes because of overnight roadwork but it looks like that's gone as well up towards downtown oakland. let's go flying over highway 4. you can see these travel times and road sensors still picking up for the most part top speeds out of antioch towards concord. this is usually one of our first spots to slow down. so far it doesn't appear to be the case and if you are coming down the eastshore freeway, westbound 80, quiet through berkeley. this is an accident taking a while to clear.
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northbound 17 approaching redwood estates. one lane still blocked. that is a check of your "timesaver traffic." lawrence has a gorgeous weather forecast in store for us. here he is. >> a little something for everyone outside today. a few more clouds but it's keeping the temperatures up a bit. a little mild outside if you are headed out the door. we have patchy fog at the coastline. a few mid- to high-level clouds elsewhere, 40s and 50s now. by the afternoon, yes, we have a beautiful day on tap. 60s and some low 70s again toward the afternoon. and it's going to get warmer over the next couple of days. a flat ridge of high pressure sitting here so still a few clouds rolling over the top of that ridge. we'll see that from time to time making for a beautiful sunset but the days are going to stay warm. and tomorrow maybe even some mid-70s by the afternoon. that should likely be the peak of the heat as high pressure moves overhead. temperatures into the 70s even the central valley today. about 51 degrees in lake tahoe. 62 in yosemite. we'll find some raindrops though up towards eureka some of that moisture over the top of the ridge. still we are going to keep dry in the bay area and 69 degrees in san jose. 71 in morgan hill.
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and 67 degrees in hayward. east bay temperatures up in the 60s and also the low 70s. as high a 72 degrees in the napa valley today. and in the north bay 71 in santa rosa, 65 in san francisco, and 67 degrees in san leandro. next couple of days we are going to see spectacular weather temperatures well above average. then we start to cool down over the weekend with partly cloudy skies. and there's even a slight chance of a couple of sprinkles north of the golden gate bridge late saturday night into sunday. a better chance of rain for everyone late tuesday and wednesday of next week. >> we're due. >> yeah. >> overdue. >> we are going to get it soon >> thank you. getting away from the books sometimes is a good thing for students. and even better if you end up on a beautiful golf course like the kids at the lawton school in san francisco. it's all part of a city program that we think is pretty cool. reporter: every kid loves a field trip and for these fifth graders, this one is -- >> really cool! >> it's my first time and this
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is really fun for me. >> reporter: but lawton alternative school is one of nine san francisco schools that has its kids into the swing of the sport. it's all part of first tee an outreach program teaching life lessons and skills all through the sport of golf. >> this is a sport the kids can play for the rest of their life, life long fitness, life long learning. >> reporter: after six weeks of training they hit the links at harding park for the real deal. it's great therapy. a chance to clear the mind, socialize and pick up some new athletic skills. oh, and there's much more. >> study a lot harder and be honest when i'm doing tests or responding to my teacher. >> integrity, honesty and respect. >> reporter: makes your life a
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lot easier as a teacher. >> that's why i wanted to be a teacher was to teach them about life and this is a great opportunity to incorporate those values in there as well. >> reporter: for 10-year-old ethan fung first tee is even bigger. this young golfer is legally blind. >> makes me feel really good all the time whenever i play golf. >> reporter: how come? >> because when i play golf, i just feel great like -- i don't know. >> reporter: it's unanimous. lawton is this week's -- >> "cool school"! whoo! >> that is so cute! >> great kids. >> a great job. >> and they love the program. the lawton kids have been with the first tee program for a year now. it's one of 200 chapters nationwide and over five million kids have taken part since 1997. it's not all about golf. they learn so much more. >> as they said, honesty an integrity. >> and it goes on and on. >> that's great. >> hey, what's cool about your school? you can submit your nomination at our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. and we may come out and feature
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your school on the big show here. we'll be right back. stay with us.
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let them explore moving on. no surprise there. smith has been traded to the kansas city chiefs. smith the first overall san francisco 49ers former starting quarterback alex smith is moving on. really no surprise there, right? smith has been traded to the kansas city chiefs. he was the first overall pick in the 2005 draft and took the 49ers to the nfc championship before losing his job, of
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course to colin kaepernick last year. but no surprise. we were all kind of talking about what's going to happen with alex smith. steph curry is on fire for the warriors. unreal game last night. even the knicks fans were cheering for him last night. he had 11 three-pointers one short of kobe bryant's nba record. he scored a career-high 54 points. new york led in the 4th quarter. the knicks beat the david lee- less warriors. he had to sit out for the suspension for the fight and the final 109-105 but what a night for that guy, mr. curry. to south dakota for today's play of the day. mitchell boze ll of warner high school with an amazing buzzer beater. >> and it's good! of course it's good. or we wouldn't show it to you.
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>> i love those last-minute buzzer wins. >> especially in basketball because it always happens and march madness starts tomorrow it's march 1st. all the college hoop tournaments. it will be fun. 5:25. honeymoon to mars. hm. a multimillionaire has an out- of-this-world proposal for couples. >> a giant sinkhole and a major clean-up job after the water main break in the city. how san francisco is planning to help out the homeowners coming up. >> it is back to work today for some santa cruz police officers after two of their own were killed in the line of duty. we have new details into the investigation next.
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that left two santa cruz police officers dead. >> just shock. i mean, you never expect to hear that many bullet rounds in a period of 10 seconds. >> you want to know how this is affecting the people of santa cruz, just take a look at some of the faces of the people who are coming to pay their respects. >> what caused a 61-year-old water main to break in san francisco remaining a mystery today. >> clean-up is still far from over. >> a historic day at the vatican as pope benedict xvi flies off into retirement. >> speculation is spreading fast about who will replace him. >> this is not a cliff. but it is a tumble downward. >> all we're offered is a gimmicky tax hike. >> as your mayor, there is nothing more important to me than the safety of every individual in this city. >> oakland's mayor tackles crime in her state of the city. >> and yet we're frustrated because nothing is being done to get this problem resolved. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning.
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captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, february 28. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. cruz police officers are expected to start returning to work later today. they have been given time off to mourn the deaths of two fellow officers. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in santa cruz this morning where the cities are in mourning. >> reporter: when officers report back to work this morning they will be greeted by a growing memorial. flowers brought from people all over the area. now, some santa cruz police officers may be going back to work today. the police chief told them to take their time with the grieving process. in the meantime, we're hearing more details about the shootings on tuesday. [ sound of gunfire ] >> reporter: this is part of the gun battle
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that finally took down accused cop killer jeremy goulet a former marine described by his own father as a ticking time bomb. he was armed with three pistols and wearing body armor after officers say he killed two santa cruz detectives, stole their guns and their unmarked cars. officers found him shot him and killed him half an hour later about a block away. at a vigil last night for the two fallen officers, dozens of people came to mourn detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butler, who had gone to goulet's home to question him about sexual assault allegations. here's baker's daughter ashley. >> my dad told me how smart i was and how proud he was of me. [ crying ] >> and that --and --he said he thought about me --he just made me feel so good. [ crying ] >> reporter: now, when the two detectives came to talk to
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goulet, they were in plainclothes. we don't know yet if they were wearing body armor. it's often up to the officers. that could be a policy change that we'll see in the near future. we may hear more at the press conference at 11:30 this morning. live in santa cruz, anne makovec, kpix 5. a santa cruz fire crew got caught in the crossfire as they headed to help the fallen officers. as bullets struck their truck the firefighters jumped into action. to protected people passing by. the sheriff said some even used their own bodies to shield witnesses from the gunfire. no firefighters by the way or bystanders were injured. flags are at half-staff at sunnyvale city hall in honor of the fallen officers including the state capital where governor brown has expressed his condolences. the gunman's own father described his son as a ticking time bomb.
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jeremy goulet's criminal background also cases of being a peeping tom. he was arrested for that in portland, oregon in 2007 and in berkeley last august. neighbors there called police about fights between goulet and his twin brother. he was fired from a coffee shop last friday. customers there said he made them feel uncomfortable. >> i just remember he was in intense. something about him was like kind of you know. >> goulet was in the marine reserves from 1996 to 2002 and he worked as a helicopter mechanic and with military police. las vegas police have released a video of a man they say shot and killed an oakland rapper. >> you see these, we call that the counting game right here. see what i'm saying, like, ain't the only [ bleep ] who talks about like only -- >> murder suspect ammar harris seen here flashing a stack of $100 bills in a youtube video. police say harris has a violent past including charges for robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping. he is wanted in the shooting and crash that killed three
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people in las vegas a week ago including oakland rapper kenneth cherry. harris remains on the run. san leandro police are looking for an 11-year-old foster child. myles oliverez was dropped off in madison elementary on monday and never made it back home to his foster parents. investigators suspect myles is with his birth mother, michelle oliverez. officers say oliverez has been trying to reunite with her son since their separation. oakland mayor jean quan is upbeat about the city's future despite a recent uptick in crime. the issue was the main focus of her annual state of the city address last night. quan admitted it will be tough to meet the goal of increasing the police force from 600 to 800 officers in five years but said there is progress citing plans to add a second police academy this year. >> the question is whether or not we'll have enough money to continue that in future years but it is something that we have done for now and we're really proud this next academy
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graduates in just weeks. >> the mayor said oakland gained about 5,000 jobs in the past year and she expressed optimism about the growth of the uptown arts and entertainment district. just a few hours from now, pope benedict xvi will head off to retirement. this is a live look at vatican city where benedict has been finalizing his eight-year run as head of the catholic church. the pope spent the day meeting with cardinals. here he is with cardinal timothy dolan of new york. those cardinals will select the successor. once benedict is officially retired, he will have the title of emeritus pope. he will stay as castel gandalfo south of rome italy until a successor is named. castel gandalfo has been a summer home for the popes since 1626. later he is going to move back
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to the vatican to live in a convent being specially prepared for his retirement and live a life of prayer. cbs news by the way will break in with programming with a special report this morning anchored by scott pelley scheduled at 7:55 a.m. here on kpix 5. >> a very historic day. i think that castel gandalfo is like a camp david for the pope. >> club med for the pope. >> if there is such. >> that's nicely said, mr. mallicoat. >> he needs a break. >> absolutely. why not come to california? we are enjoying that sunshine. it is just spectacular today. going to be no exception. a lot of sunshine out there. looks like it's going to be a great day ahead. still we are starting out with a few more clouds this morning. the beautiful lights on the bay bridge looking good today. we have seen patchy fog at the coastline some sneaking inside the bay and a few mid- to high- level clouds over head, as well. the temperatures are mild because of that cloud cover. 40s and 50s now. i think toward the afternoon what a day it will be again. these numbers running as high as 70 degrees in cupertino, 69
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in san jose, 71 in morgan hill. east bay temperatures up in the low 70s about everywhere you go. and inside the bay a few high clouds otherwise looking good. 65 in san francisco and 68 in oakland and can you believe it, it could be even warmer tomorrow. we'll talk about that and your weekend forecast coming up. >> back to you. thank you, lawrence. and we are getting word now of a new problem spot this time in benicia. so it's the southbound lanes of 680 it sounds like it's right before industrial way. now, the accident involving a big rig couple of cars and a pickup truck. it looks like it's blocking the median and everything else is off to the right-hand shoulder. so far, we have not seen any significant delays if you heading towards the benicia bridge but just a heads up. injuries are reported and an ambulance is rolling to the scene. if you are continuing on southbound 680, this is a live look through danville near the el cerro exit. it's a pretty smooth ride out of walnut creek. looks good down towards the sunol grade. hey, better news now if you are coming up from the santa cruz mountains towards los gatos northbound 17 approaching
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redwood estates. the accident is finally clear. it took a while to clear this but all lanes are now back open. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. crews are working to figure out what caused a 61-year-old water main to break in san francisco. that rupture damaged dozens of homes and cars and clean-up is expected to continue this morning more than 24 hours after the break. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us from the inner side parkside neighborhood. yesterday it was a mess. how is it now? >> reporter: it's looking a lot better but let me show you right now, there's still quite a bit of working to done. you can take a look at this sinkhole. they filled most of it yesterday but the issue is going to include trying to figure out how this happened in the first place. yesterday morning a water pipe burst damaging 23 homes and 12 cars. some cars were halfway submerged in water and mud. hundreds of thousands of gallons of water pooled at the intersection of 15th avenue and wawona. and if you thought this mess was bad outside, neighbors tell
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us water spilled into their basement up to three feet high. >> i went downstairs without any boots or anything and i was in water about a foot and a half probably. my car had water in it park in the garage. so it was quite a mess. >> reporter: they one has been displaced. the city yellow-tagged six homes which means there was extensive water damage and building inspectors will check to see if they are structurally safe. in a few hours we are expecting utility workers to be back out here cleaning up more of the mess and hoping to repair this road as quickly as possible. live in san francisco, cate caugiran back to you. >> we know it is a big job ahead of them. what role is the city taking in all of this? >> reporter: from what i remember when i spoke with city officials yesterday, i understand that the city does plan on paying for the repair and the cleaning of all of these homes here so that's going to be good news for neighbors in the area. >> all right, cate caugiran live in san francisco, thank
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you. some bay area headlines now. this morning the bart board is expected to vote for fare hikes that would be based on inflation. the proposal is increasing fares about 5% next year. that would mean about $17 million more for bart, additional hikes proposed every other year through 2020. the board will also consider a 50-cent hike for parking at the bart stations. if you are looking for a dog beware. there is a scam that is using san francisco international airport as part of the scheme. is it starts or line luring people looking for dogs particularly yorkies. the ad says the dog is in another part of the country. scammers ask you to help pay for the air travel costs. sfo officials say they are no way connected to that online ad so if you think it's too good to be true, it is. 5:41. sugar daddy central wants to pay a bay area town to change
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new this morning, the united states will provide $60 million more in aid for syrian opposition forces. secretary of state john kerry making the announcement at a meeting in rome today. kerry says the u.s. decision is designed to increase the pressure on syrian president assad to step down and pave the way for a democratic transition. a good day on wall street today could mean a record for the dow. blue chips had their best day of the year after fed chair ben bernanke signaled that the fed will stick with its stimulus program until the economy is fully recovered. dow up 175. now within 100 points of an all- time high. the nasdaq rose 32. there's just one day to go before the government implements $85 billion of across-the-board spending cuts. >> here to discuss now the sequester how will it affect us jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com. i guess give us the bad news, jill. how will it affect the overall economy? >> reporter: it's expected to
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reduce economic growth by half percent putting total gdp at 2% close to where it's been for the last two years. additionally, the congressional budget office expects 750,000 people will lose their jobs. and hundreds of thousands of civilian government employees are going to see their hours cut. >> jill, you know, we have heard about airport and border crossings delays, lots of things. what else could be affected by this? >> reporter: the government's likely to reduce funding for popular programs like head start and other education- related programs. defense contractors and research grant recipients will likely be on hold for a while. low income seniors will probably receive 4 million fewer meals from federally assisted charities and some of the long-term unemployed americans will see their weekly benefit checks reduced by a whopping 9.4%. so big effect here. >> how about wall street? what's their take on all this?
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>> reporter: i have to tell you this is a little bit of perversion on wall street, okay, because investors are now betting the sequester will go into effect. they don't think it's going to derail the economy enough to cause another recession. but they think that that cut in growth will make the fed keep interest rates low. and that's probably why stocks are continuing to rise within the five-year highs and by the way, some investors tell me that if the economy takes a turn for the worse, they expect congress will hurry up, get back to the table, change course and maybe limit the cuts. now, because i'm not clever enough to write a limerick because it's hard to rhyme with sequestration on moneywatch.com i did the ultimate sequestration q & a. >> equestionsstration, right? >> or frustration. >> by the way, it's a hard word to say at 4:30 a.m., i have news for you. >> all right. jill schlesinger
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cbsmoneywatch.com thank you. >> that comes up in the prompter at 4:35 and you go, can i buy a vowel. >> how about hydration? >> hi demonstration. that's a good one for today. hydration. the next couple of days these temperatures will be something else around the bay area. a lot of sunshine outside and the temperatures going to be soaring into the 70s in some spots. out there right now, we have a few more clouds this morning. helping to keep the temperatures up a bit. patchy fog at the coastline. some partly cloudy skies as you head inside the bay and also the valleys. looks like by the afternoon, we'll see mostly sunny skies a few passing clouds and the temperatures again in the 60s and low 70s well above the average for this time of year. high pressure overhead means we'll see high clouds over the top of the ridge from time to time but that ridge is showing signs of strengthening so you're going to see the peak of the heat toward tomorrow so expect some temperatures to top out maybe in the mid-70s by friday. it's going to be something else. around sfo, we are looking at no delays expected this morning with some partly cloudy skies early on. across the country, they are
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not enjoying nice weather like we are. 39 degrees and rain into denver, 34 and snow showers possible into chicago, 52 and rain in new york. around the bay today, we are going to look at temperatures in the 60s, low 70s in the south bay. plenty of 70s in the east bay. and inside the bay lots of sunshine and a few clouds. temperatures running in the 60s into oakland, maybe 71 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days even warmer then we'll cool down for the weekend. slight chance of sprinkles overnight saturday night into sunday a better chance of rain for everyone on tuesday. then wednesday, liz. >> i like it. thank you, lawrence. and we are just getting word now of a left lane being block approaching benicia, into benicia towards industrial way. the accident involving a lot of different cars. it's a couple of cars, a flat bed and a pickup truck, as well. anyway, we are starting to see some delays now in the southbound direction before the benicia bridge because that left lane is blocked by emergency crews. heads up if you are in those
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lanes. elsewhere, to the east bay now, eastbound 580 approaching north greenville. we still have roadwork in effect. they have been doing it all week long. several lanes blocked until 11:00 this morning and we are starting to see some slowing as well now in the commute direction heading out of the altamont pass, slow-and-go like that from 205 out of tracy all the way towards the dublin interchange. so 580 and highway 4 are slow spots this time of the morning. look at this. i want to stop traffic there. you can see these speed sensors are showing super slow speeds from a street towards lone tree and then we see some improvement as you continue out towards the concord area. pretty typical pattern actually for this time of the morning. ace train number one slight delays five to 10 minutes behind schedule. so far though caltrain, muni and bart no delays this morning. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> okay, liz. 5:50 now. state assembly speaker john perez will urge the supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. the speaker will speak to reporters at the state capital
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today. he plans on filing a brief focusing in on the rights taken away by prop 8. attorney general kamala harris has filed a similar document. u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on prop 8 at the end of next month. new field poll says support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high in the state of california. 54% of the voters polled favor allowing legal sales of pot as long as there are restrictions including a system to license the sellers. 43% oppose. well, it's probably an offer they can refuse. an online dating website wants to pay a bay area town millions of dollars to change its name. sugar daddy.com has offered woodside, california, nearly $12 million to change the name on its library and town hall to, get this, sugar daddy.com usa. [ laughter ] >> there you go. woodside would also have to unveil a statue of hugh hefner during a high-profile ceremony. "mercury news" reports the vice
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mayor cracked up when he heard about the racy proposal. he just laughed. >> but you know what, they are getting some pub and that's all they wanted. >> they are. >> if they threw out of the hefner statue, maybe. >> sugardaddy.com usa? >> why woodside of all places? 5:52. hunger emergency. a man actually dials 911 over a cheeseburger. >> yeah. and he wasn't on stage but a little boy steals the spotlight with his dance moves at a concert. ♪ with so much competition
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tourist to pay for a ride into space. his mars plan is for a flight that could last as long as 16 months and it would put a couple in orbit around mars. >> you do have as to stay on the flight for 16 months. >> with your spouse. >> i was going to say i'm not worried about mars but being in a capsule for 16 months with your spouse? >> not a good idea. >> good thing they are sleeping, right. all too often 911 dispatchers are distracted by those frivolous calls that could take them away from a real emergency. >> that's right. here's a call from newcastle, indiana, that really takes the cake. or burger. so to speak. >> right. >> okay, so why did you call 911? the alleged call y jackson seni ce acked ... and arrested him an ng warrant. the head t a concert in >> that was it. the day did not stay good for this alleged caller though. gregory jackson, sr., police track him down, arrested him on an outstanding warrant. yeah. don't call 911.
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>> not a mensa candidate. >> for a cheeseburger. definitely not. the headliners at a concert in kentucky were country band rascal flatts but the show was stolen by this little guy putting on a performance. he can dance. he is even working the crowd a little bit. by the way, he is dancing to "i'm sexy and i know it" by lmfao. rascal flatts had their work cut out for them because they had to take the stage after this guy rocked out. >> he's their hype boy. every group should have a hype person. >> they got the spotlight on him. probably put him up on the big screen. >> that's great. it's 5:56 right now. in the next half hour, pope benedict's final hours in rome. >> tens of thousands flock to the vatican to witness history. his private goodbyes and the summer retreat where he is heading to next. >> officers are set to go back to normal patrol today as police ask the community for help. we'll tell you what they are looking for next. huh? unless you're at denny's.
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of the deadly police gun battle in santa cruz. new questions >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald [ sound of gunfire ] dramatic video of a deadly police gun battle in santa cruz. new questions about what the suspect was wearing during the shootout. >> and the pope gives a powerful farewell before he flies off into retirement. his final message on this historic day. >> and we are looking at a few more clouds around the bay area this morning with lots of sunshine. these temperatures going to be something else. i'll tell you about it coming up. >> and problems in benicia already this morning. ' car on fire in the center divide. more on the morning rush coming up. good morning. it is thursday, the very last day of february, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. just a few hours from now, pope benedict xvi will become pope emeritus. this is a live look right now at vatican city where pope
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benedict has been finalizing his eight year run as head of the catholic church. he is meeting with cardinals. they will take part in a conclave to select retiring pope's successor. vinita nair will bring us a live report from the vatican coming up in a few minutes. santa cruz police are asking to see some cell phone video related to the murders of two of its officers. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in santa cruz now where police plan to give us more information a little later this morning. >> reporter: many of them will be greeted by this memorialial growing over the last couple of days. check the flowers brought by community members and a real outpouring of support. frank, you mentioned an appeal for cell phone video from the police department. they are hoping anybody out there who may have shot any video on tuesday will help them put together more pieces of

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